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Toshima Ward Museum and Library
This is a multifunctional facility that combines an art museum intended to preserve memories of his \"low city\" district during World War II and the postwar period with a community center and a library. We wanted to give this community art museum an architectural form that is attractive and symbolic of the community.

The space without intermediate supports created through the layering of ringed walls made of curved steel plate invokes the structural system tried in Tianjin Library. We call the column-less first-floor space the people square. It is a place that seniors and small children can visit any time. The large atrium leads to the museum and library and allows people to orient themselves in the building. The people square serves to connect nearby Kurishima Shrine and Chihaya Park, and people are free to pass through the space. It is hoped that the building will become a central facility used for club activities and local observances such as festivals.

We believe this will not seem opressive to the nearby residential district, wich is low-rise and high-density, because the building is stepped and has rounded corners. We wanted to make the building appear as friendly as possible to the surronding environment.
architects
Riken Yamamoto & Field Shop
Site area
5,699 ㎡
Building area
2,984 ㎡
Floor area
8,116 ㎡
construction
2015.